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Saturday 28 September 1935 – Death of Harry Agg

Category Hatches, Matches and Dispatches » Deaths
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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The death took place on Tuesday of last week of Mr Harry Agg of Badsey.  He had been in ill-health for the past two years.  Mr Agg, who was a Colour Sergeant in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, had an army career of 27 years.  He was born at Childswickham and worked on the land for a few years before joining the army.  For about ten years he served in India, being involved in three lots of fighting, and he was also at the South African War.  He retained impressions of two military chiefs, General Buller and Lord Roberts.  Sergeant Agg was an excellent shot, and represented the county of Cornwall, and was second in the championship on one occasion.  He was a member of the Wadebridge and District Rifle Club, and possessed several prizes won in the army and other rifle contests, which testified to his skill.  He left the army in 1910, the possessor of four medals.

In 1904 Mr Agg married Miss Florrie Lobb of Wadebridge, Cornwall, and is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.  Mr Agg was of a very quiet disposition, but was popular with everyone, and will be greatly missed among his many friends.  

The funeral took place at St James’ Church, Badsey, on Saturday afternoon, the Vicar (Rev Canon W C Allsebrook, RD) officiating.  Colour Sergeant Agg was buried without any military ceremony, the only reminder of his army career being the large Union Jack which draped his coffin.

The mourners were Mr T Agg (son), Mrs J H Bird (daughter), Mr J Agg, Childswickham (brother), Mrs R Andrews, Willersey (sister, Mr A Agg, Dudley (brother), Mrs Jordan, Willersey (sister), Mr & Mrs W Bennett (sister and brother-in-law), Mrs T Agg (daughter-in-law), Mrs Ingram (niece), Mrs Newbury (niece), Mr G Franklin (nephew), Mr J H Bird (son-in-law), Mr D Agg and Miss N Agg (friends.  The bearers were Messrs W D Sparrow, P Hall, J Hartwell, G Knight, J Perkins and G Hancox.  There were many beautiful wreaths places on the grave after the interment.